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Why High Achievers Could Find Parenitng A Challenge

Jerilee Claydon | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Parents
Jerilee Claydon

Would you consider yourself a high achiever? It may come as a surprise but being a high achiever when it comes to having a baby may not be to your advantage.

Holding On To Life

Frances Harrison | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK
Frances Harrison

Tired and in shock, he leans on her shoulder as if it were his mother's. His reddened eyes keep on closing as he nods off, drained by sleepless nights...

The Benefits Of Writing Through Grief

Sam Way | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Way

Through the cabin window, the earth blends with the sky in a haze of pinks, purples and reds. I am flying back into London. This last week - a week...

Actions Speak Louder Than Words - The Mental Health Crisis

Meg Burchell | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Meg Burchell

The lack of urgency to make a positive change to the world of mental health treatment in this country terrifies me. Children's mental health cannot continue to be undermined or neglected. The government is failing our next generation, as well as the 1 in 4 adults who suffer from a mental illness. Change NEEDS to happen, not just talked about. After all, actions speak louder than words.

Importance Of Support This Time To Talk Day

Heidi Riedel | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Heidi Riedel

Time to Change is a great campaign and over recent years has generated a measurable shift in people's attitudes to mental health problems, with almost 100,000 pledging to do their bit to end mental health stigma.

What's Wrong With Anti-Depressants

Johanna Sartori | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Johanna Sartori

Radio 5Live chose to mark "Blue Monday" by questioning the prescription of antidepressants and whether or not they are overused. Anyone who has live...

Move Over Meditation

Samantha Glass | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

With a 32% increase in diagnosed mental health conditions in adults since 2007 and 92% of students feeling mentally distressed, it is of significant importance that we are constantly exploring different ways in which societies mental well-being can be improved as a whole.

Can An App Really Help Your Agoraphobia?

Samantha Glass | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
 Samantha Glass

Imagine waking up in the morning and being unable to take a step outside, imagine not being able to pop down to your local store or leave the house to visit family and friends. This is reality for those experiencing agoraphobia. The mere thought of leaving an individual's 'safe space' can result in a full blown panic attack.

Brains Literally Think Nonsense, Let It Be Fun Nonsense

Andrew Bonsall | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Bonsall

Every time I go to therapy I fill out a questionnaire that asks 'in the last week have you thought about ending your life?' This question is a self-pe...

Fathers and Sons - Staying Connected: A Suicide Prevention Measure

David Simpson | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Parents
David Simpson

The one thing I would like to change about my dad is 'his temper'. So said one eight year old in Donegal, Ireland. He was not alone. Several hundred b...

I'm Terrified Of Passing Toxic Masculinity Onto My Sons

Chris Napier | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Napier

bmm banner.jpg I don't want my sons to share the programming which has crippled me. I don't want them to grow up in a world which victimizes boys for showing weakness and which treats mental health issues without compassion.

Parenting And The Modern Man

Hattie Harrison | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Parents
Hattie Harrison

bmm banner.jpg But what about the men? I mean, sure, there are established dad bloggers and networks but let's face it is not enough to reflect the fact that the times they are a - changing. Women are still more likely than men to be the main stay at home parent but with each year that goes by the smattering of dads at the school gates is increasing, and rightly so.

Why Every Man Needs A Therapist

Adele Barlow | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

bmm banner.jpg We all experience feeling wounded. Yet women tend to verbalise and process pain much more efficiently, as women have each other to confide in. Women are also 'allowed' to feel emotion, whereas men are socialised to be 'tough' and to push away any pain, instead of acknowledging it.

Four Simple Positive Psychology Interventions That Could Change Your Life

Michael Carthy | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Many people have a predisposed way of seeing the bad things in life. We could look to evolution for some of the reasons why we do this. Eg: it makes sense for our ancestor who lives in the wilderness to be keenly focused on what could be negative or dangerous in order to survive.

Suicide - Breaking The Silence

Adriana Wheatley | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adriana Wheatley

However, that all changed the day I let a friend visit me on the ward. On seeing her tears that seemed so genuine, I finally dared to question my perspective on life - had it been warped for all of this time?

It's Good To Talk

Ant Meads | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ant Meads

bmm banner.jpg We've been raised in a culture where the man is supposed to be the provider. The pre-defined gender roles that have existed forever, seem to continue today and as a result we think that we know our place in society. We are to work. We are to build a family and to provide for them. But what happens if we can't do that?

Client Therapy: Good For The Soul

Dee Greenwood | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dee Greenwood

My clients are my entire world. Each one is my boss, my friend and the person who holds me accountable for my progression. It's important to feed your soul and everyone who calls on me gives me something different to take away each time.

Claws And Clay: Mastering The Art Of Veterinary Science

James Greenwood | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
James Greenwood

There is no such thing as finding happiness. Happiness is created through doing something you are innately very good at and therefore you love doing it. I have learnt that by allowing both the time and headspace to let your natural talent breathe, doors will open and the opportunities that may follow are endless. Trust me. Try it.

Should There Be A Guarantee In Therapy?

James Mallinson | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Mallinson

London is quite possibly the therapy capital of the planet. And with millions of therapy appointments every year and there being thousands of different kinds of therapy, should the consumer be offered a guaranteed of therapy working?

How Only You Can Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing

Jacob Strachotta | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacob Strachotta

Results Driven Hypnosis, or RDH, aims to help you help yourself. It uses premade treatments, sort of audio recordings, that act as guided helpers, each targeting a specific subconscious emotional issue. With RDH, you are guided through hypnosis to find and eliminate the cause of your problems yourself.

The 4 Golden Rules To Finding The Right Therapist

James Mallinson | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Mallinson

With more and more of us going to see a therapist, how do you find the best therapist for you? Having made the decision to be brave and smart enough to seek help in the first place and perhaps selecting the type of therapy that best suits your needs, how do you go about choosing the one you want to work with?

Employment Must Not Be the Aim of Mental Health Treatment

Dr Jay Watts | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Dr Jay Watts

For plunging much-needed therapy money into these projects will inevitably take it away from therapy services located where they should be - in organisations where the goals of therapy can freely be decided by the person who really matters, the person suffering.

Why Changing Your Fixed Ideas Is Important for You, Your Children and Everyone Else

Michael Carthy | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Yes, it is a choice to stubbornly stick to an idea that you believe to be true even if those ideas have stopped serving their purpose. More often than not we refuse to budge, we refuse to even broach the subject - we will not change our mind and that is it. We might make a decision to believe something at ten years old and refuse to budge one inch, invariably taking that belief to our grave.

Mental Health in the Next 50 Years: "It's More Than Just Changing Hearts and Mind'

Willem Kuyken | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Willem Kuyken

In my parent's generation there was a sea change in health behaviour. Not so long ago smoking was considered normal, diets were conducive to heart disease and exercise was a marginal pursuit. In just fifty years most people acknowledge the importance of exercise and diet. Smoking has become a marginal pursuit. There has been a huge tipping point.

Why CBT Alone Does Not Help in a Crisis

Karin Sieger | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

From experience, I find that for this well proven technique to work best certain other boxes need to be ticked first. We need to be emotionally and mentally ready for CBT. Confused? Let me explain.